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Amazing 15-day Egypt, Jordan & Israel Holy Land tour including a Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor. Embark on a transformative 15-day journey through the Holy Land, exploring the rich spiritual and cultural heritage of Egypt, Jordan, and Israel. This itinerary takes you on a spiritual pilgrimage through some of the most iconic and sacred sites of these three countries. Discover the ancient pyramids of Giza and the tombs of pharaohs in Luxor and embark on a Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor. Explore the awe-inspiring Petra and the stunning desert landscape of Wadi Rum in Jordan. Immerse yourself in the history and spirituality of Jerusalem, including the Old City, the Western Wall, and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Experience the healing properties of the Dead Sea and indulge in spa treatments. This journey offers a unique opportunity to connect with the diverse cultures and spiritual traditions of the Holy Land, and to deepen your own spiritual practice.
2850 USD per person in a twin/double room (2-16 people)
4845 USD for a single traveler (traveling alone)
N.B: This tour can be started in Egypt or Israel dependent on your international flights.
It’s also important to note that this itinerary involves border crossings and travel between countries, so it’s important to come prepared with appropriate documentation.
Arrival at Cairo International Airport. Meet and assist by our representative of “Egypt Best Vacations” who will help you through the arrival and visa regulations. Transfer to your hotel and the beginning of your 15-day Holy Land Tour. (no meals)
Today you will visit one of the most important tourist sites in Egypt, here we will explore the wonderous Giza Plateau and marvel at the Great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure along with the mysterious Sphinx which is believed to guard them.
You will then proceed to Saqqara the site of the Step Pyramid, the first proper pyramid built by the architect Imhotep for King Djoser in the 27th Century B.C. (Breakfast only)
Today you will fly to Aswan to begin your 3-night Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor. Meet your guide just outside the arrival terminal at Aswan Airport to commence your tour. Explore the highlights of the beautiful City of Aswan such as the High Dam, the Temple of Isis at Philae Island, and the granite quarry of the Unfinished Obelisk.
Transfer to your Nile cruise ship. Overnight in Aswan. (B, L & D)
Optional tour: Tour to the Nubian Village in Aswan
You will wake up on the hustle and bustle of the horse carriages waiting to transfer you to the Temple of Horus in Edfu. After the tour of the temple, the cruise will set sail to Luxor via the Lock of Esna.
Transfer to Luxor Airport to fly back to Cairo. Transfer from Cairo Airport to your hotel in Cairo. (Breakfast only)
Optional tour: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon over Luxor
Explore the fabulous contents of the historical Egyptian Museum at Tahrir Square in Cairo. Thousands of artifacts from all periods of Egyptian history are displayed on the two floors of the museum.
From the museum to the Citadel of the Sunni Muslim leader Saladin, which was built in 1172 to defend Cairo against the Crusaders. The White Mosque of Mohammed Ali Pasha is a prominent feature of the Citadel.
You will finish your tour today at the historical bazaar of Khan El-Khalili, the largest bazaar in the Middle East. (Breakfast only)
Transfer to Cairo Airport for your connection flight to Amman. You will be met upon arrival at Amman airport by one of our representatives and transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay. (Breakfast only)
Today you will commence you tour to the ancient city of Gadara (Umm Qais) boasting spectacular views of the Yarmouk Valley, the Golan Heights, and the Sea of Galilee. Gadara is known for its Roman theatres, fountains, underground water wells and more. The site of Gadara was also an important stop during the Ottoman era and was inhabited by locals until 1989. We will then visit the ruined city of Jerash, Jordan’s largest and most interesting Roman site. The imposing ceremonial gates, colonnaded avenues, temples and theatres all speak to the time when this was an important imperial centre. Finally you will stop to see Ajloun Castle, a superb example of Arab-Islamic military architecture which has stood for centuries retaining significance since the time of the Crusades built originally by Salah al Din in 1184/1185. Overnight in Amman. (Breakfast & lunch)
Your tour today commences with a visit to Bethany, the site of John the Baptist’s settlement at Bethany where Jesus was baptized. The Bethany area sites formed part of the early Christian pilgrimage route between Jerusalem, the Jordan River, and Mount Nebo. You tour will then visit Saint George’s Church, this 19th-century Greek Orthodox church houses a treasure of early Christianity. Found on this site was a stunning mosaic map, crafted in 560 AD. The map represents the oldest map of Palestine in existence it has 157 captions (in Greek) depicting all the major biblical sites of the Middle East, from Egypt to Palestine. Following this you will visit Mount Nebo where Moses is said to have stood and overlooked the Holy Land and where according to Christian tradition Moses was buried. Overnight in Amman. (Breakfast & lunch)
Today you have a full day exploring Petra known as the Rose Red City. This remarkable city of temples and houses was carved out of the sheer rock some 2,000 years ago by a nomadic people called the Nabataeans. From this stone stronghold, they were able to control the ancient trade routes of Arabia, establishing a kingdom that became known for its exquisite architecture and refined culture. Making your way on foot through a slim fissure in the rock of the ‘Siq’ mountains you will encounter the dramatic treasury plus the Street of Facades, the Court House and the Amphitheatre. If there is time you can even climb the 1,200 steps to the Monastery. Following your tour, you will then be driven back to your hotel in Amman. (Breakfast & Lunch)
After checking out of your hotel, you will drive via the border crossing (Allenby Bridge/King Hussein Border) then drive to Jerusalem via the Judean Desert. On arrival at the Holy City, you will be driven directly to your hotel for check in (Breakfast only).
You tour today will start with a visit to the Mount of Olives before walking the short distance to the Wailing Wall which is one of the holiest sites in Judaism. This is followed by a visit to the Via Dolorosa through the Stations of the Cross, to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre which is believed to be the site where Jesus was crucified and later buried. You will then drive to Bethlehem the city where Christianity began, and Jesus was born. You will visit the Church of the Nativity and the Grotto of the Manger. Finally, you will drive back to Jerusalem and your hotel. (Breakfast & Lunch).
Your tour commences today with a journey to Masada where you will take a cable car ride to the top of the mountain to see the remnants of an ancient fortress built by King Herod. After exploring the ruins you will take drive along the shoreline to the Dead Sea lies in the Jordan Valley at the lowest point on earth. It has attracted visitors from around the Mediterranean Basin for thousands of years. As one of the world’s first health resorts Herod the Great was said to have bathed here. Here you can spend your time sunbathing, relaxing and floating in the water before we drive back to your hotel. (Breakfast & Lunch).
It is the end of your 15-day Holy Land Tour, following breakfast in the hotel our representative will assist in transferring to the airport for final departure.